Category Archives: intimate

05/11/17: spontaneous creation

In addition to being an incredible artist, Bill T. Jones is a good man. The words “please” and “thank you” are used often when he speaks to the people around him. In America you don’t find many people like him … Continue reading

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10/18/16: yify

The beginning of this story is as much about three people as it is about one. I never would have met Abby or Yify without knowing Veronica. Veronica found me a couple of years ago, sitting alone during an after-performance … Continue reading

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09/22/16: my dance photography

A few days ago, a friend and client whom I’ve known for over thirty years mentioned over the telephone, “Jordan Matter really knows how to capture dance.” They had just worked together on a series of advertising shoots. I have … Continue reading

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04/23/16: smokers’ detritus #7 – soleil acevedo

I first connected with Soleil Acevedo on Facebook. I believe it was before she shaved her head but I’m not exactly sure. I do know I took notice of her new look when I saw a photograph of Soleil taken … Continue reading

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alyssa forte: rescued from the void

02/04/16: photographer’s note It’s difficult to put the Intimate Portrait photographs into words. How does one explain a shoot where I’m sitting on a half-naked model for three hours while wearing only a t-shirt and shorts. When I’m away from … Continue reading

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08/25/15: natalie deryn johnson

Photographer’s note: The Intimate Portrait project has evolved over the past few years into a series of photographs of ever increasing emotion, passion, trust, sensuality, meditation, and peace. They have become very physical out of necessity. I have learned over … Continue reading

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08/04/15: austin sora

I begin with an essay Austin Sora wrote about our August 3rd shoot. My own essay will follow. Austin Sora. Another Place. 8-5-15 When Paul asked me to do a portrait shoot with him, I felt like he had given … Continue reading

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06/10/15. svetlana khoruzhina: pickles, tea and pictures!

Svetlana’s back in Moscow. I sometimes wonder if the time we spent together was real or just another one of my vivid daydreams? Then I look up at my monitor and see the thousands of photographs we took during two … Continue reading

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